The TCD-1 is a very compact timecode display with a large, 1" timecode readout, capable of displaying any format of incoming timecode. Special effort during the development phase was applied to lightweight, robust and precise mechanical construction, which will secure your confidence as the right timecode readout solution.
The Betso TCD-1 automatically detects input timecode format and starts to display it immediately after connection. It has zero frame offset, which ensures exact time code readouts at any time. Additionally, it has an easy-to-access timecode format readout simply by holding the "UP" button for one second. Drop frame format can be recognized during normal operation by the state of the last decimal point - when the shining drop frame format is detected on input.
Ambient light timecode readouts are guaranteed thanks to a large, 1-inch high, super-bright LED display with a special anti-glare surface that avoids sun reflections. Its brightness can be easily adjusted in 6 steps to meet actual light conditions.
No matter if the TCD-1 is turned on or off, the special inbuilt feature gives TCD-1 the ability to start displaying input time code immediately upon insertion of a cable with active timecode. This means no settings have to be programmed, timecode format is recognized automatically, and the device will power-up automatically. Furthermore, when input timecode stops, the TCD-1 will power off to save the accumulator's energy. When it comes to changing some special features' functionality, the TCD-1 can be adjusted through the very intuitive menu shown on the display.
The Betso TCD-1 is made from lightweight aluminum alloy trough precise CNC-milling and laser cutting. With it's small dimensions and light weight, it is ideal for portable use. High durability can be further be extended by using the TCD-1 Nylon Pouch, which is available for purchase as an optional accessory.
Very long operating time is provided by a replaceable internal high capacity Li-Ion battery which can provide up to 60 hours of operation. External power sources can be used in the case of a flat battery and can also be used to charge the battery thanks to inbuilt charging circuitry. Battery life can be further extended by activating one of the power saving functions which displays only certain frames from time code flow.